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a coordinated bomb attack. >> now to afghanistan or five people were killed today in a blast inside a mosque. the attack was carried out by a man who hid explosives in his turban. it happened in canada hard during a memorial service for president karzai's brother. his brother was assassinated this week. the governor of kandahar was in the mosque. >> another deadly attack in the heart of kandahar. top afghan officials were attending a prayer service for the president's half-brothers. they were quickly whisked away as eight police units secure the area. among the dead, an influential cleric, a man opposed to the taliban. like so many other attacks, the brought was born by ordinary afghans. more people are also dying from nato air strikes. on wednesday, six villagers died in this raid. it was an operation to flush out insurgents near the pakistan border. among the victims, women and children. it led to a wave of anger among afghans. protest have taken place, pressing for the withdrawal of western forces. that is about to happen imminently, but some are wondering at what cost? starting next week
. here in the u.k., lawyers for the relatives of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan say police have warned their clients that their phones may have been hacked into by the news of the world. the tabloid newspaper at the center of a phone hacking scandal. the parent company, news corporation, said it would be absolutely appalled and horrified if the allegations proved true. and the owner, rupert murdoch, has ordered full cooperation with police investigations. our political editor nick robinson reports. >> yes, there was even worse to come. the relatives of soldiers kill in iraq and afghanistan have been warned that their phones may have been hacked. according to tomorrow's daily telegraph. they joined the families of those whose loved ones were blown apart on 7-7. >> my mind went back to 2005. and the real emotional turmoil and state that we were in. and that somebody was listening to them. it's a violation, isn't it? >> also on the list of possible targets, the parents of holly and jessica who died. and of course mini dowler whose parents were given false hope that she
military are. these members returned from afghanistan just last year. after this deployment within a few months time they'll be prepared to get it back there again. there is the greatest strain on the military and with the threat of yet more defense cuts, this is a remainder of why it's still needed. >> this is proving what we can still do as opposed to what we might not be able to do is the key message. but we are still in the business of being able to operate in this would to do this kind of thing. >> but for those left shouldering the burden of the nation undiminished gobal ambitions, the question remains how can you do more with land? >> if we are anything else, would be we struggle. but at the moment we're supposed to be in syria, yemen, libya. if we're supposed to be in those places, we're struggling, definitely. >> the task will only get harder. a be it at the heart of this deployment and currently the royal navy's flagship is due to be moth balled as soon as she returns back home. jonathan biel, "bbc news." >> less than 24 hours after uncovering the country's largest marijuana pl
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